Special greetings: Guy Fawkes Day!

“Remember, remember, the fifth of November.” More than ever, we need the encouragement…

 Remember, remember!
    The fifth of November,
    The Gunpowder treason and plot;
    I know of no reason
    Why the Gunpowder treason
    Should ever be forgot!
    Guy Fawkes and his companions
    Did the scheme contrive,
    To blow the King and Parliament
    All up alive.
    Threescore barrels, laid below,
    To prove old England’s overthrow.
    But, by God’s providence, him they catch,
    With a dark lantern, lighting a match!
    A stick and a stake
    For King James’s sake!
    If you won’t give me one,
    I’ll take two,
    The better for me,
    And the worse for you.
    A rope, a rope, to hang the Pope,
    A penn’orth of cheese to choke him,
    A pint of beer to wash it down,
    And a jolly good fire to burn him.
    Holloa, boys! holloa, boys! make the bells ring!
    Holloa, boys! holloa boys! God save the King!
    Hip, hip, hooor-r-r-ray!

Habing, B. (2006, November 3). The Fifth of November – English Folk Verse. Retrieved from http://www.potw.org/archive/potw405.html

About TPOL Nathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (christian), Pahasapan, Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer.
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3 Responses to Special greetings: Guy Fawkes Day!

  1. BobF says:

    Earliest reference I see for the lyrics’ parts and pieces is 1857. That a very long history for a song of its type I think, and that’s just what appears as written record at the link. The number of riots, insurrections, and wars in the interim is staggering. And now to watch V for Vandetta. Haven’t thought about that one in some time.

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  2. Darkwing says:

    A great movie, got it for $5.00 in the late 90’s. I watch it often. Fawkes was set up and became a scapegoat.

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  3. Bigus Macus says:

    Now go watch V for Vendetta! And think about where we are today.

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